The 4th Annual Ohio MeatGrinder Slam - July 22, 2017

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“The heft of the cathedral bell tolls -- gets this party started.”
- Emily Dickinson


Sat., July 22, 2017.
Workshops are free. Prelims are $5. Finals is $10.
All events are at Kafe Kerouac except where noted.

9 am-12:00 pmTeam Makers Workshop. Location: Northside branch. Join facilitator Su Flatt as she leads poets in making props, costumes, and other creations that might enhance a performance. She's good.
10-11 amGetting to a Good First Draft. Louise Robertson provides poets with the hardest part of writing -- that is, sitting down and actually doing the work. This prompt-based workshop offers exercises designed to make you a better writer. Seriously. That's what they are made to do.
11 am-12:30 pmEditing Workshop. There's a reason we call critical expert Geoff Anderson "Bones" -- that's what he's going to help you find in your poem, the bones of it. That might be all that's left, but they will be good ones.
11 am-12:30 pmPerformance Workshop. All we need to says is Barb Fant is running this. Right? Also, one of the organizers wanted to attend this workshop so much, she put it on the schedule at a time when she wasn't giving her own workshop.
12:30-2 pmLunch Break. You're on your own for this. We're in the campus area so there're plenty of places around.
2-2:30 pmTeam Orientation This is for the teams. You need to be there to get your badges, find out the scoop, ask questions and realize there's no 10 second grace period on the poems. Rules.
3-6 pmPrelim Bouts The magic happens here.
6-8 pmDinner Break This looks a lot like the lunch break.
8-10 pmFinals Even more magic. These poets have clawed their way through and ascended the six full inches to the finals stage. We salute you!
10 pmAfter Party You know what to do.

10 Teams. Six cities in OH.
Amazing poems all over the place.

Sat., July 22, 2017
Morning to Midnight
@ Kafe Kerouac, 2250 N High St, Columbus, OH